Update on the protests by refugees at the Australian government’s detention center on Nauru

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vigil28.04.16: Vigil by refugee solidarity activists outside the RBWH hospital in Brisbane, Australia for Nauru detainee Omid who is being treated at the hospital. Omid self-immolated on 27.04.16 and is in a life-threatening condition with burns to over 80% of his body. 

28.04.16: For 40 days now refugee families detained in the RPC3 compound at the Australian government’s offshore refugee detention center on Nauru have been staging daily protests against the conditions of their detention and to demand that they be granted asylum in Australia. On 14.04.16. the protesting refugees wrote an open letter to the people of Australia calling on them to take action and protest in solidarity with them. The response from people in Australia has been fairly muted – some small protests and solidarity actions by small but dedicated groups of refugee solidarity activists have taken place but nothing on a large scale as of yet. The…

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